NGO Monitor: Breaking What Silence? A Critical Reading of Allegations from “Breaking the Silence”

NGO Monitor: Breaking What Silence? A Critical Reading of Allegations from “Breaking the Silence” – ‘Breaking the Silence’s (BtS) compilation Occupation of the Territories-Israeli Soldier testimonies 2000-2010 claims to “describe an offensive policy that includes annexation of territory, terrorizing and tightening the control over the civilian population.” Media outlets, including Ha’aretz, The Independent (UK), leading Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende, and The New York Review of Books, have uncritically repeated the BtS allegations. In the introduction, BtS makes sweeping accusations based on anecdotal, anonymous, and unverifiable accounts of low-level soldiers…’

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